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Spine Centers of Excellence

1 year 10 months ago

Spine care is evolving dramatically at a blistering pace. Collectively, we are finally realizing that comprehensive treatment algorithms are the key to curing the most common spinal ailments including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, musculoskeletal deconditioning, radiculopathy, back & neck pain.

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Stenosis and Sciatica - The Evil Twins

1 year 11 months ago

In this TV segment with Joe Steckler of Helping Seniors of Brevard County, Dr. Deukmedjian talks about pain from the 'evil twins' of stenosis and sciatica...

http://www.youtube.com/helpingseniorsofbrev

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Journal Publishes Article on Breakthrough Surgical Procedure for Relief of Neck Pain

1 year 11 months ago

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New Spine Model Inspired by Dr. Deuk

1 year 11 months ago

Deuk Spine Model by Jerome Fryer, CIO of Dynamic Disc Designs

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News Update from the Department of Health

2 years 1 week ago

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10 Top Issues for Spine Surgeons After the Supreme Court Upheld Healthcare Reform

2 years 2 months ago

On July 19, 2012 Dr. Deukmedjian answered questions about the top 10 issues for spine surgeons after the Supreme Court upheld healthcare reform.  According to Becker's Spine Review, "At the end of June, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which aims to reform the healthcare system in America.  The Court upheld ACA but struck down the provision of mandatory Medicaid expansion, leaving this decision to the individual states."

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IPM Specialist Dr. Zach Chambers Joins Practice

2 years 3 months ago

Dr. Ara Deukmedjian, CEO of Deuk Spine Institute, announced today the addition of Dr. Zachariah W. Chambers, fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Medicine, to the multi-specialty practice:  “The demonstrated expertise Dr. Chambers brings with him from the University of Mississippi’s School of Medicine expands Deuk Spine's already deep bench in pain management to Sports Medicine and, in particular, interventional procedures for joints with a focus on back and neck patient issues.  We are extremely pleased to have Zach Chambers join our team.”

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Better Health Care for Americans, Not Increased Profits for Insurance Companies

2 years 3 months ago

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Am I a candidate for laser spine surgery?

2 years 4 months ago

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Dr. Patel surpasses 10,000 interventional pain procedures

2 years 5 months ago

Dr. Patel and his team have broken their previous record for number of procedures performed in a single day with 38 fluorscopic or ultrasound procedures performed on Tuesday of this week.  More importantly, Patient Satisfaction Survey comments from online submissions rate Dr. Patel and the patient focused service by Deuk Spine staff as ‘superior’.

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Spring into an Active Lifestyle

2 years 6 months ago

Prevent herniated discs by staying active!

Prevent spine injury by staying healthy and fit - and having fun!

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Normal Aches of Aging or Degenerative Disc Disease?

2 years 7 months ago

Normal Aches of Aging or Degenerative Disc Disease?

back pain in your mid-thirties may be degenerative disc disease

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Prescription Overdoses - Frightening Facts

2 years 7 months ago

Prescription Drug Overdose

Rising Statistics & Frightening Facts

pill mill problem in florida, there is another way to relieve back pain

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Save your Quality-of-Life

2 years 8 months ago

laser cervical spine surgery, fusion of the spine, herniated disc treatment

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Just a Strain... or Something Worse?

2 years 8 months ago

Back or Neck Strain vs. Herniated Disc? - How to tell the differenceback surgeries may be neededif your herniated disc is causing pain following an injured spine

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Sciatica 101 - Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Sciatica

2 years 8 months ago

Back to the Basics: Sciatica 101

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Sciatica

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#1 Concern for Spine Surgery in 2012

2 years 10 months ago

spine surgery denied by insurance, fusion surgeries - help stop this!

My number one concern for spine surgery in 2012 is intrusion by insurance companies in your spinal health.

Spine care in America is being destroyed by insurers at an unimaginable and unprecedented rate. Every day spine surgeons are discovering insurance company created roadblocks to their ability to care and provide for their patients.

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Yule appreciate this, and so will your family

2 years 10 months ago

'Yule' appreciate this.  Carrying kids and grandkids, moving boxes, reaching with Christmas decorations... takes a toll on your back and neck.  Maybe just muscles you haven't used in awhile.  Or perhaps a more serious flare up of a disc or facet problem.  Did you know that back problems are in your genes?

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The Pinch that Stole Christmas

2 years 10 months ago

Then he slid down the chimney. A rather tight pinch. But if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch. The little Who stockings all hung in a row. "These stockings," he grinned, "are the first things to go!"

pinched nerves, pinched nerve, spinal stenosis

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Dr. Deukmedjian Awarded Patients’ Choice 2011

2 years 10 months ago

best spine surgeon review of dr. deuk and reviews of dr. deukmedjian or deuk spine institute reviews

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Giving a little back (and neck) for the holidays...

2 years 11 months ago

Join the team at Deuk Spine Foundation in developing the best possible procedures for fixing back and neck pain.  Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is at the vanguard of clinical spine research. 

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Enough to make a turkey blush...

2 years 11 months ago

turkey for laser spine surgery at deuk spine in florida reviewsof deuk spine institute and reviews of dr deukmedjian

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Don't Feel Stranded

2 years 11 months ago

Don't Feel Stranded

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Helping Seniors of Brevard County

2 years 11 months ago

In a new plan to meet elder care needs, Dr. Ara J. Deukmedjian. Board Certified Neurosurgeon, has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors for "Helping Seniors of Brevard County, Inc."   The non-profit organization plans to provide a major funding source for senior care services, including medical care to seniors in Brevard County, FL.

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Dr. Deuk Elected President of Brevard County Medical Society

2 years 11 months ago

At the annual meeting November 4, 2011, Dr. Ara J. Deukmedjian, Neurosurgeon, was elected President of the Brevard County Medical Society.  In accepting the position Dr. Deukmedjian commented: “Healthcare today is constantly changing. Our goal is to help ensure that the patient always remains first and access to quality care is never compromised. I am truly honored to have this incredible opportunity. ”

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Doc Stars

3 years 3 weeks ago

Our Patient Reveiws of Deuk Spine Institute Show How GREAT Our Docs Are!

Reviews of Deuk Spine Institute and reviews of Dr. Deuk show that we provide the best laser spine surgery

Best of the best - the Rock Stars of the Doc World.  Doc Stars!

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Fishin' with my buddies... Priceless

3 years 1 month ago

If you know someone who likes to fish, then you understand the passion of that sport.  Get a fisherman talking about it and their demeanor changes.  Their face lights up, there's an excitement - a love of the water, the sunshine, the hunt - every aspect.  So when a fisherman is unable to do what they love, it becomes an empty time with less to look forward to. 

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The CRIS Code

3 years 2 months ago

July 29, 2011 @ 02:21 PM — by Ara Deukmedjian

It's not encrypted and it's not Top Secret, but it is code.  CRIS: The code for success of Deuk Laser Disc Repair®. 

We provide second opinion and independent medical evaluations for Workers' Compensation adjusters and nurse case managers.  Work Comp professionals increasingly have turned to Deuk Spine Institute for treatment of their patients because of our 95% success in resolving back and neck pain. 

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Three Physicians Join Deuk Spine

3 years 2 months ago

MELBOURNE, FL, July 6, 2011

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We had a makeover!

3 years 3 months ago

Deuk Spine has a new website... and did you notice our new logo, too?

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Accolades to the Staff

3 years 4 months ago

June 07, 2011 @ 11:14 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian

Time to give credit to the exceptional staff here at Deuk Spine Institute.  As you will hear in Jane's video, our patients nearly always comment on how friendly and welcoming the people are who take care of them.  Jane says, "The people are wonderful... makes you feel like part of the family." 

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Support Studies!

3 years 4 months ago

               Our buddy Disco needs your help.  He’s a spine, with a message…  Insurance companies are turning down patients who need back surgery.  Why?  They don’t want to pay and, let’s face it, spine surgery is expensive.  What’s their excuse for denying coverage?

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Professional Athletes and Me - Are we so different?

3 years 4 months ago

May 31, 2011 @ 12:20 PM — by Ara Deukmedjian

Two hours in the gym a day, regimented diet, certified trainers and nutritionists guiding progress.  Professional athletes are tuned muscle machines.  You and I may not be the physical specimen of a triathlete nor do we have grueling workouts daily, but there are some similarities between a professional athlete and a regular Joe when it comes to treating back and neck pain.

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The Best Referral Source

3 years 5 months ago

May 26, 2011 @ 12:29 PM — by Ara Deukmedjian

Reading about a procedure is one thing.  Hearing directly from a patient who has recently had the surgery - and returned to work within days - adds another dimension to the dialogue.  Patients of Deuk Spine Institute are our primary source of new patients because they tell others how well they were treated, how expert our physicians and surgeons are, and the outstanding results from our procedures. But better than our telling you, we let our patients do the talking in a series of videos.

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Top Docs!

3 years 5 months ago

May 12, 2011 @ 09:38 AM — by Dave Russell

According to "Rate MDs", Dr. Deukmedjian is the top rated neurosurgeon in the State of Florida. Of the more than 200 rated neurosurgeons in Florida, Dr. Deuk is #1.

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My back or my bum?

3 years 5 months ago

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New Becker's Spine Article: Deuk Laser Disc Repair

3 years 6 months ago

Deuk Laser Disc Repair: 5 Points on Laser Spine Surgery Without Drilling Bone

Article by Laura Miller, Becker's Orthopedic, Spine & Pain Management Review, April 21, 2011

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"I Can't Feel My Toes"

3 years 6 months ago
April 11, 2011 @ 09:11 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian

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The Showdown: Fusion vs. Laser

3 years 6 months ago

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The Sixth Cause

3 years 7 months ago
March 23, 2011 @ 10:00 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian

 

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March Madness: A Recipe for Spinal Disaster?

3 years 7 months ago

March 10, 2011 @ 09:16 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian

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Spine Surgery Has Evolved

3 years 7 months ago
March 01, 2011 @ 08:38 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian
Tagged with: Fusion

When my patients talk to me about their recent neck or back surgery, they invariably say 'If I had only known I could achieve this kind of relief from pain', and 'If I only knew that spine surgery could have been done so safely'. 

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What's Shakin'?

3 years 8 months ago
February 23, 2011 @ 09:13 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian
Tagged with: Spinal Stenosis

What's shakin'?  Unfortunately, probably not you if you have a condition called spinal stenosis.  Stenosis is a narrowing of the spine and the holes that nerves pass through in the spine.  Narrowing can pinch nerves causing pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the neck and arms and back and legs. 

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How to Get Your Groove Back

3 years 8 months ago
February 16, 2011 @ 09:47 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian
Tagged with: Back And Neck Pain

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Put the spice back in the relationship

3 years 8 months ago
February 10, 2011 @ 09:24 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian
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Head to Head

3 years 8 months ago
February 02, 2011 @ 08:52 AM — by Ara Deukmedjian
Tagged with: Laser Spine Surgery

Football and auto accidents have something in common.  Head to head contact and spearing tackles can cause severe trauma to the neck and spinal cord very similar to cervical damage seen as a result of an auto accident.  Both violent compression and whiplash damage the disc, bone and nerve structures of the neck. 

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Your Bucket List

3 years 9 months ago

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What's Up, Doc?

3 years 9 months ago

IPM?  It's physician code for Interventional Pain Management.  'What's up' is the new Harvard trained IPM physician joining our practice soon, Dr. Jung-Woo Ma. 

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When a Good Disc Goes Bad

3 years 10 months ago

Spinal surgery today has experienced a paradigm shift to outpatient, minimally invasive and lower cost procedures that require only a few days to recover from, yet many surgeons have hung on to procedures common a decade ago.  Let's talk about discs - the little shock absorbers that buffer one vertebrae from another .

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Santa says: "It's a heavy load..."

3 years 10 months ago
December 22, 2010 @ 05:33 PM — by Ara Deukmedjian
Tagged with: Back And Neck Pain

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Sports Injury Got You Down?

3 years 10 months ago

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Health First? - "YES" with out-of-network benefits

3 years 10 months ago

For some time we have told prospective patients that we do not accept Health First.  Turns out that isn’t exactly true.  For Medicare eligible patients, we can accept Health First’s Rewards Plan and Health First’s Classic Plan.  We also accept Health First commercial plans with out-of-network benefits, although patients will be required to pre-pay at the self pay rate.

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'Frozen Shoulder' doesn't always mean it's cold outside

3 years 11 months ago

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What do the words on my MRI mean?

3 years 11 months ago

If you are injured or develop pain in your back, neck or joints, your primary care physician, the ER physician at a hospital, or an urgent care doctor may recommend you have an MRI.  About 30,000 MRI scans are performed every year, many of those of the back, neck and joints.  Magnetic resonance imaging is a form of medical imaging particularly useful in seeing the body's internal structure.  Contrast provided by MRI scans provide excellent visual  detail of soft tissues and the ability to distinguish between tissue types.

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The Cover-up

3 years 11 months ago

The State of Florida and other states have become more circumspect, and rightly so, in approving medical practices who write scripts for pain medications.  Regulations affecting these 'Pain Clinics' have stiffened and the frequency with which they are audited has increased.  We at Deuk Spine Institute applaud these stricter standards.

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Laser Spine Surgery - The quest to replace the 400,000

3 years 11 months ago

Traditional spinal fusion as a fix for disc, vertebrae, and nerve damage issues has been performed for decades.  For many surgeons this is what they were taught and what they know, so 400,000 spinal fusions are performed every year in the U.S.  Yet as many as three quarters of these old style fusions could be replaced with new, state-of-the-art techniques using laser spine surgery.

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Accolades for Dr. Deuk

3 years 11 months ago

At the recent Parrish Medical Center surgery department meeting, Dr. Deukmedjian was elected Surgery Department Chair. Dr. Deuk’s term as Chair begins January 1.  As Chairman of the PMC Surgery Department, Dr. Deuk will participate as a member of Parrish’ Medical Executive Committee.

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Could switching to Deuk Spine really help you save 50% or more on spine surgery?

3 years 12 months ago

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Our Big Joints Can Be a Big Problem

4 years 18 hours ago

Stiffness and pain in the joints can come from a gradual breakdown or wear-off of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage normally protects the joint, acts as a shock absorber and allows for smooth movement.  Without the usual amount of cartilage, bones rub together, causing pain, swelling and stiffness causing a condition generally known as osteoarthritis.

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Sciatica - a real pain in the...

4 years 1 week ago

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Laser Spine Surgery Without Bone Cutting

4 years 2 weeks ago

Other spine surgeons that use a laser procedure cut or drill holes in your spine to access the damaged disc.

While they may temporarily relieve the pain, drilling holes significantly weakens and destabilizes the spine further damaging your back or neck.  Fusion surgery with screws and rods becomes the only solution to this problem.  

If bone is removed from your spine, be prepared for the likelihood of a spinal fusion in your future.

We no longer need to cut or drill bones to fix your disc. 

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Back surgery through the abdomen - an outdated technique

4 years 3 weeks ago

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Not too old for back surgery!

4 years 4 weeks ago

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Deuk Spine certified at the highest level

4 years 1 month ago

I asked for the survey to help demonstrate to the community and, in particular our patients, the commitment we have for exceptional health care in a safe, rigorously monitored, and consistently managed facility equipped with best of breed technology and world-class physicians and staff.

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Where doctors go to get their herniated discs fixed

4 years 1 month ago

Maybe because of their medical training, doctors are typically very selective about the doctor or surgeon they see for their own medical problems. 

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Physiatrist vs. Interventional Pain Management

4 years 2 months ago

Interventional pain management techniques include a variety of procedures to identify and treat back and neck pain, including nerve block injections, epidural injections, select burning of nerve endings, and injections to treat painful facet joints.

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Comments welcome!

4 years 2 months ago

We welcome your comments and feedback. Patient referrals are a principal source of new patients for us, so we monitor patient satisfaction in daily surveys of all clinic and procedure visits and and promote an 'open door' to patient comments.

Questions for Dr. Deuk?  'Talk' to him online in our new Deuk Spine Forum.  Join the discussion!

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Caring for those with no health insurance

4 years 3 months ago

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Help your employer cut healthcare costs

4 years 3 months ago

You have probably heard about traveling to India or some other far away place to have surgery because of lower cost.  While this works for some patients, others are reluctant, often for good reason.

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You meet the nicest people in a stairwell

4 years 3 months ago

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Medical travel - Why?

4 years 4 months ago

Imagine investing three days of your life to win back your freedom from pain.

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What are 'pain generators'?

4 years 4 months ago

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Do you have spinal stenosis?

4 years 4 months ago

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Dr. Patel chosen as examiner for upcoming national board exams

4 years 4 months ago

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Painkillers are toxic to your body

4 years 4 months ago
Why can’t I just take ”painkillers” for my back and leg pain?
 
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Failed back surgery

4 years 4 months ago

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Listen to our patients

4 years 5 months ago

Patients of Deuk Spine Institute are our primary source of new patients because they tell others how well they were treated, how expert our physicians and surgeons are, and the outstanding results from our procedures. Better than our telling you of this, we let our patients do the talking in a series of video testimonials.

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In support of education and research

4 years 5 months ago

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60-Minute Outpatient Lumbar Fusion - a Medical First

4 years 5 months ago

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When Should I see a Neurologist?

4 years 5 months ago

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Reaffirming our commitment to Medicare

4 years 6 months ago

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Blue Cross Blue Shield

4 years 6 months ago

All of us at Deuk Spine Institute are pleased to announce signing of contracts with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. The partnership with BCBS adds depth to an already impressive array of insurance providers who count Deuk Spine and our physicians as preferred members in their network of healthcare providers.

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Say 'No' to Drilling Away Bone

4 years 6 months ago

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Welcome to Deuk Spine Blog!

4 years 7 months ago

WELCOME to our Forum, the Deuk Spine Blog.  Here we can share thoughts, concerns, ideas and treatment plans.  You will learn about the latest in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and also about how to keep your back in top form, pain free and healthy.